Compassion is gold. However, I feel uneasy whenever someone makes excuses for a violent behavior by saying they have suffered in their childhood for instance.
When I was a child, I was taught I had to tolerate some abuse because my mother suffered as a child.
I understood that abuse was to be excused whenever an adult acted from their wounded inner child.
Today, such a message makes me angry, especially when it is taught to my own child.
If I am mocked, my personal power is not to mock others. I always have in me the power to behave consciously, instead of reacting in the same way or in victim mode.
We are strong and powerful. We can always choose.
There is no comparison between how much pain we have endured. Even more so because suffering is subjective anyway.
Each one of us went through dark times, whatever the external appearances are.
May we help each other to shine, grow and be happy. May we never attempt to discover who suffered the most.
To be strong is to come back up after we have fallen 10 times, 100 times, 1000 times even.
To be strong is to come back up even if we are ashamed, fearful, if we have regrets, if we made a mistake.
True strength is available to all of us. We can start afresh every day and every second.
I used to spend days without having any perspiration at all. My life was kind of dull. I was working in London as a PA.
Today I love to feel life and to move around.
It is alright to sweat, to cry, to laugh, to run. To feel.
A piece of rectangle foam and a cotton fabric (mine is the wrap baby carrier I used for my daughter) and you are good to go for a yoga session. Anytime and anywhere.
It is my wish that you feel empowered sister. It is my wish that you become aware that anything is possible in your life.
Let’s make life easy.
My beloved daughter was asking me why I deployed so much efforts into becoming a lawyer and then chose to be a translator instead.
I replied that my diploma is for ever. I was free to become a lawyer any time in the future with my hard-won diploma.
Moreover, immersing myself into arduous studies made me focused entirely on law, fiscal law, international private law, financial law, banking law, company law, everything to be far from the abuse endured the years before.
I do not wish to bury my head in the sand to forget what happened. My 4 years of law studies have been a pause, the necessary step before rebuilding my life.
Today I can look what happened in the eye, without being taken over by sadness nor regrets.